UCLA Facts

“The caliber of the students at UCLA amazes me and makes me proud to be part of the Bruin family.”

David Grometer ’09

Quick Facts 

Founded: 1919
Chancellor: Gene Block, appointed 2007
Location: Moved to Westwood in 1929
Campus Area: 419 acres
Enrollment: 26,162 Undergrads, 11,995 Graduates, Fall 2010
Faculty & Staff: More than 27,000

  • 10 general and special-subject libraries
  • 8.2 million volumes
  • Among the top 10 university research libraries in the nation
Arts & Culture
  • Seven major performance venues; Two museums; Three gardens
  • NCAA Division I, 10 men’s and 12 women’s teams
  • 107 NCAA team championships, more than any other school in the nation
Capital Programs
  • Kinross Fitness and Graduate Student Center – Fall 2011
  • Santa Monica UCLA Replacement Hospital – Fall 2011
  • South Tower Renovation – Fall 2013


Economic Impact
  • Generates $9.3 billion in regional economic activity
  • Seventh largest employer in Greater Los Angeles region
  • 393,691 living alumni
  • 89,164 Alumni Association members
  • Six Alumni Nobel Laureates
  • 12 Rhodes Scholars
  • 1/3 UCLA undergraduates participate in community service
  • UCLA’s Center for Community Partnerships supports off-campus teaching, training and research collaborations that improve quality of life for Angelenos
Health Sciences
  • One of the top three American hospitals and “Best Hospital in the West” (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 450,000 patients annually
  • Four hospitals and more than 20 community clinics
UCLA Extension
  • 4,500 courses; 60,000 students; 100,000 enrollments annually


Degree-awarding academic units

UCLA College • UCLA Anderson School of Management • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA • Graduate School of Education & Information Studies • Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science • School of the Arts and Architecture • School of Dentistry • School of Law • School of Nursing • School of Public Health • School of Public Affairs • School of Theater, Film and Television

Faculty Honors & Awards
  • Nine National Medal of Science winners
  • Five Nobel Laureates
  • Three Presidential Medal of Freedom winners and a Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Pritzker Architecture Prize and Fields Medal winners
  • Among top five universities in the nation in expenditures from grants and contracts in science, medicine and engineering
  • 5,500+ ongoing projects involving faculty, research staff and students


Admissions (Fall 2010)
  • More freshman applicants (57,670) than any other U.S. university
  • Average GPA of enrolled freshmen: 4.45
  • Average SAT Composite of enrolled freshmen: 2110
CA Resident Fees
  • Undergraduate – $11,867.94/year
  • Graduate – $12,579.83/year
  • Professional – depends on program of study
  • Additional fees for non-residents
  • Fee updates: www.registrar.ucla.edu/fees
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